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The crew of Apollo 11: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin (NASA).

Jodrell Bank recordings of Luna 15 and Apollo 11

Copyright: © Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester

This is a dramatic recording of the moment the Russians tried to gatecrash the American's Moon landing in 1969. The recordings were made in the Control Room of the famous Jodrell Bank Observatory, where astronomer Sir Bernard Lovell and colleagues were listening to transmissions coming from the Moon.

For more details see our news item from July 2009.